I am trying to use the roboclaw7a with a motor with hall effect encoders in an application which requires that I am able to have a user spin the motor when stopped as well as the roboclaw set a position with acceleration/deceleration.
When I power on the roboclaw 7A, my motors are easily spun by hand. As soon as drive the motors activated with any of the provided methods PWM, velocity, or position and back to zero velocity, the motors become more difficult to spin by hand. This tells me that the even when the motor is stopped, the back emf is being shorted across the driver.
My question: Is it possible to set the drivers back to this inactive state as it was when the board was powered to allow the user to change the motor position without the back emf going into the driver.